How To Remove Virtumonde
Anyone infected with Virtumonde would want to know how to remove Virtumonde from your infected computer. You came to the right spot.
The first thing to consider is actually purchasing software to help remove Virtumonde from your computer. Whatever you have protecting your computer right now did not do it’s job. If it was a free client like AVG or Avast then you should not be surprised you got infected. We use Spyware Doctor with Antivirus out in the field to help remove this threat. Download and purchase Spyware Doctor with Antivirus and it will make this process that much easier.
There is also a site dedicated to virus removal. These guys remove viruses online for cheaper then you may think. It’s a good way to go if you are not tech savvy or don’t have time to deal with this threat. Check them out at www.onlinecomputerrepair.org
Let’s get started. I trust you already download Spyware Doctor with Antivirus. If not do so now even if you are not planning on making the purchase we need the front end protection that comes with the free trial to stop Virtumonde from re-infecting the system while we are cleaning it out.
Once installed download Smitfraudfix.exe and Spybot S&D. Just install Spybot S&D and update the program. When installing you will be asked to install tea timer. Be sure to uncheck this box as it makes removing Virtumonde a little harder. Once installed and updated re-boot your computer into safe mode.
To boot into safe mode you just have to re-start your computer and upon boot-up press the F8 key on your keyboard. Keep pressing it every other second. You should get a DOS like screen. Use the arrows to move the highlighted section and choose SAFE MODE.
Not let it boot and sign in. You will get a pop-up asking if you like to continue to boot into safe mode or do a system restore. Select the YES button and continue.
The first program we are going to run now is Smitfraudfix.exe. Just double click it to run the program. Press the enter key to continue then option 2. Let it run. When asked to remove the junk temp files just close this box down as it won’t do anything to help remove live threats and we will do a full cleaning later. When asked if you want to clean the registry hit the Y key for yes.
Now lets move onto Spybot S&D. With the program already installed just hit the icon on the desktop to start the program up. Hit the scan now button and let the scan run. This should take 20-50 minutes. Once done hit the Remove Selected button. Everything should be removed. If not Spybot will ask to run on the next boot up. Let it run but do not re-boot yet. Now run Spyware Doctor with antivirus to clean the rest of the Virtumonde traces up. If you did not purchase the program then it will not remove anything but you still should run the scan so you know whether you are still infected or not. Chances are it will find several viruses and other related spyware programs but with you used the other two programs Virtumonde may just be removed.
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